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Contrary to many a headline bespattering the space-focused portions of the internet today, no US astronauts (nor anyone else) will be voting in the imminent US presidential elections from space. Right now there are only two US citizens to be found in orbit, International Space Station commander Sunita Williams and her …

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Company

While being a mission specialist on the Shuttle may not be quite as glamorous, it's nice to think that John Glenn will have some company.

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Non-Americans

"The other four members of the station's current Expedition 33 crew are all non-Americans".

Given American citizens' previous voting record (albeit until the last election), wouldn't it be better if non-Americans got the vote whilst American citizens excluded?

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In space no one can hear you vote.

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Voting from Russia?

Has anyone told the Republicans?

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"[...]a routine support mission to the ISS."

I love the idea that you would even think of describing any Shuttle mission as "routine".

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Re: "[...]a routine support mission to the ISS."

Indeed. I seem to remember Reagan et al declared US spaceflight to be "routine" shortly before Challenger's last flight.

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Re: "[...]a routine support mission to the ISS."

When I write a piece of code, it's called a 'routine' - but that doesn't make it any less surprising when it actually works.

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So, the two Americans voted from Russia.....ok.....

Now, if they vote Romney NASA budget gets cut back and they either get stuck on ISS, deorbited on ISS, or get branded "scientists" and ostracized due to their beliefs from US society on their homecoming....?

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"...former space shuttle mission specialist Jose Hernandez is hoping to be elected as a Democrat congressman for California's 10th district tomorrow."

So, if he loses, does that make him an astronaught?

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Given the reports that the electoral machines are possibly hackable just maybe two votes isn't really going to make a difference after all and I'm sure whomever wins the other side is likely to shout foul anyway.

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